Site Survey: 'Elizabethtown,' 'Corpse Bride'
Check out these new websites for two sweet, romantic, somewhat morbid movies coming out this fall:
The site for Elizabethtown, writer-director Cameron Crowe’s first real visit to romantic drama since Jerry Maguire nine years ago, doesn’t have much yet, just some mysterious movie stills of stars Orlando Bloom, Kirsten Dunst, Susan Sarandon, Alec Baldwin, and a lot of character actors you probably won’t recognize. No word about the plot, which reportedly involves the depressed Bloom falling for flight attendant Dunst as he returns home for his father’s funeral.
As for Tim Burton’s Corpse Bride, the trailer posted here (along with some wallpapers and other goodies) suggests that the movie is going to be a macabre-yet-sentimental folk tale in the vein of Burton’s The Nightmare Before Christmas. Providing the voices for the stop-motion animated movie are Johnny Depp, Helena Bonham Carter, Emily Watson, and Christopher Lee. Depp’s animated figure is a nice visual joke; he looks just like the real thing, only with spindlier limbs.